Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #508
 

WBCC Newsmail 508 Volume 11, May 6, 2006
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Composed with help from members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
and weekly published by: Martin Peeters,
Netherlands, Focal Point of the WBCC

this week assisted by Cliff Anderson

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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
 
Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I hope you find this week's WBCC Newsmail informative and interesting.

1. A new WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Pedro Arcos Gomez (WBCC member #399), Spain
Age: 31
Profession: Car park agent
Hobby:  World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Against: The war, hungry in the world, violence
How did I know about the WBCC: I saw the WBCC in the webpage from WBCC member Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon.
 
2. WBCC 10th. Anniversary Bi-metallic Encasement Project.........by Jack Hepler, USA
The WBCC Development Center would like to design and produce an encased Bi-metallic coin for the 10th WBCC Anniversary September 2006. Please tell me if you are interested in obtaining such a commemorative.  It is expected that the encased coin will cost about $5 USD. Please send comments to: heplerj@juno.com
 
3. WBCC Motto.........by Jack Hepler, USA
The WBCC Development Center would like to create a motto or slogan for the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club. Please send your idea for a motto to Jack Hepler, heplerj@juno.com  Some suggested ideas may be:
* WBCC; First in Bi-metallics
* WBCC; Bi-metallic News and Views
* Bi-metallics: It's more than just coin collecting.
 
4. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2006 from Finland......by Francisco Pascual, Spain
A n ew Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2006 from Finland "EU Presidency 2006"
The coin will be make in Nordic gold and Copper Nickel with 27,5 mm of  diameter.
More info in Swedish language:
http://www.rahapajamoneta.fi/fi/lehdistotiedotteet/1504/
 
5. Bi-metallic 10 Shillings 2005 from Kenya..by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Received this week my first specimen of the new Bi-metallic 10 Shillings 2005 from Kenya.
 
6. Bi-metallic Encased 500 Lire from Vatican City...by Jose Ramirez, Spain
I have bought this Encased 50 Liras from Vatican city. The ring is gold plated.
 
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Czech Republic and Slovakia.....by Jose Ramirez, Spain
I have found in Ebay these new Bi-metallic Fantasy 2 Euros.
One of them is from Czech Republic and show Kafka.
The other one is from Slovakia and show a building of Bratislava.
The reverses are not the same, one of them (Slovakia) show a two little marks (six and seven o'clock)
Diameter 26,75 mm
Thickness 2,75 mm
Weight 9,36 grs
Reeded edge
Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Czech Republic
Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Slovakia
 
8. Encased piece.......by Stanisław Buławski, Poland
Here is a picture of an Ecased piece: v Lent Cup 93
Who know more about it? Please E-mail me at: stabul@wp.pl
 
9. Bi-metallic medal.......by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
I saw an advertisement of a Bi-metallic medal depicting Mozart. I don't know who made it.
 
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #508.........by Jack Hepler, USA
Which country issued a Bi-metallic coin with the picture of a Calhandra Do Ilheu Raso?
a. Canada
b. Cape Verde Islands
c. Chile
d. China
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com
Note: See these coins by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #507
What family of creatures appear on the fantasy Bi-metallic coins of Cabinda?
a. Birds
b. Snakes
c. Fish
d. Mammals
The answer to Question #507 is "c"; Fish.

11. WBCC Quiz Game Prize.........by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. There were 14 players in game #506 and the winner was Cees van der Hulst, WBCC Member #64.
 
12. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
* Mozart Medal advertisement
* Lent Cup 93 Medal
* Fantasy 2 euro 2005 Czech Republic
* Fantasy 2 euro 2005 Slovakia
* Vatican 2005 encased 50L
* Vatican 2006 Euros

13. WBCC Auction 78 is open now.....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
WBCC Auction 78 is now opened.
You can see the 122 interesting lots at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction78.html
Please email your bids to me at rod.sell@elderwyn.com
This Auction will close at 11PM Sydney time on the 13th May. Please note I will not accept new bids after 10PM on the 13th, so get your bids in early. You can bid again after 10pm if you have been outbid.  I will try to email  you in time for you to bid again.
Please note you can place maximum bids. Maximum bids will be show with ***** next to the high bidders name. If do bid on the lots so marked, make sure you bid higher than one increment. Maximum bids will be registered at one bid higher than the current high bid and raised as required. Please  make sure maximum bids conform to the bidding increment. Lots between $20  and $50 have an increment of $2, so a $37 bid will be lowered to $36.

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
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The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first Worldwide Collectors Club using the Internet. Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands.
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK.
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA.
WBCC ANA Focal Point: Ray Lockwood, USA.
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands
WBCC Website
Bi-metallic Forum Page
The WBCC was sponsored at the World Money Fair 2006,
http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/home_engl.html , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, http://www.schulergroup.com and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM), http://www.incm.pt

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